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The following obituaries have been pieced together from the official Brigade and Battalion war diaries, from the soldiers' army records, and from newspaper clippings, BMD records, ancestry files and from relatives of the deceased. There is enough detail to show that fellow soldiers did look after their mates; that their loved ones were given religious rites, and that their deaths were honourable.

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On the 5th July (1918) the 25th Bn were relieved by the 27th Bn so the 25th became a reserve battalion at Boise L'Abbe not far away - but were back in the front line on the 12th. An operation was planned for the 17th in which the 25thBn were to move forward and capture a number of German posts on the mound beside the railway line. At 9.30pm the Australian barrage began. All companies moved forward under the barrage and met extremely heave machine gun fire from the Germans. Carl's platoon (D Coy, 15 Platoon) went "over the top" and advanced about 1000 yards. Hand-to-hand combat ensued in the German positions and heavy casualties were sustained on both sides. In the end the 25th Battalion lost one officer and 23 "Other Ranks". They had taken the objective and formed a new line.

 

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It was about 7pm. James Glass was working side-by-side with his best mate - Fred Gray - also a carpenter. Grey was from England but had been in Western Australia for three years. They were working in a group from D Coy that included Pte Claude Shaw - a 21 year old farmer from Gin Gin Queensland, Pte Adrian Tozer, Pte Michael Dillon and L/Cpl Arthur Leverett. Tozer said "The Bosch shelling was heavy and the party split up". Glass and Gray stayed back and the others moved forward. Shaw had already survived gunshot wounds at Gallipoli but knew that what he was experiencing at the Somme was far worse. He was well ahead of Glass and almost at Moquet Farm when he saw shell go over. It landed on Glass and Grey and they were blown to pieces. When Shaw and Tozer looked around Glass "was no more"; neither was Grey. They were declared missing in action. Dillon and Leverett were wounded and taken to hospital. The next morning 2/Lt Percy Norman from D Coy got special permission to look for the two bodies but couldn't find them. A few days later Tozer gave a written account of what he saw. He said that Glass and Grey were "great pals" and that they were "both very popular and liked by the rest of the Company". Tozer was wounded a week later at Mouquet Farm and captured by the Germans.


Their commanding officer records in the war diary that the "lines moved up in splendid order". After 7 minutes the Germans began to return machine gun fire. They had 5 or 6 machine guns in the 40 yards of trench that the 25th Division had to capture. The 25th Division made it the 300 yards to the first trench but with heavy casualties in this "No Man's Land". In the trenches the German soldiers were bayoneted in hand-to-hand combat. Then the 25th Bn started for the second line of German trenches. The machine gun fire cut the battalion to pieces and casualties were heavy again. The other Divisions had been stopped by the barbed wire that remained uncut even after the earlier bombardment. It seems that the British artillery's 18 pounders had been ranged 30 yards short and failed to cut the wire, but luckily the howitzers had shredded the wire elsewhere. The other divisions were halted and had to retreat.


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The site on which the monument stands was centrally placed, being between the railway station and the (former) jetty, on this five-ways reserve, Cambridge Parade. The monument stands 4.46 m (14' 7") high. The pedestal, at 2.9 m high (9' 6"), is of Helidon brown freestone, including a base of Enoggera granite, and is surmounted by a life-sized figure of an Australian soldier standing with reversed arms. He is 156 cm (5' 1") tall. The figure is a fine piece of work, chiselled from Carrara marble. Names of 15 local men who died on active service in World War 1 are recorded on leaded marble plates on the fron of the pedestal. There are 16 names for WWI, 15 of whom died in the war. A 16th name was added for one local soldier (Lt Thomas Dalzell) who returned to Australia in 1919. The reasons for Dalzell's inclusion are not clear as he lived on until 1953 ().